After going to Argentina, on his first trip after returning to the Presidency, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) is going to Montevideo, Uruguay, Itamaraty informed this Friday (5).
Lula will travel to the country led by center-right Luis Lacalle Pou on January 25, after two days in Buenos Aires. The Uruguayan Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the Brazilian Foreign Minister, Mauro Vieira, and his counterpart in the neighboring country are working out the details.
Since Vieira announced that Lula would go to Argentina, where he will meet President Alberto Fernández, one of his main allies in the region, the possibility of a visit to Uruguay was being considered, confirmed after the official invitation made by Lacalle Pou.
In the country, Lula also has ties with former president José “Pepe” Mujica, who participated in his campaign for the Planalto Palace and came to the inauguration at the invitation of Lacalle Pou himself —also former president Julio María Sanguinetti accompanied them in Brasilia, in a multi-party entourage.
This Thursday (5), the Itamaraty also announced Brazil’s return to CELAC (Community of Latin American and Caribbean States), comprising, among others, Argentina and Uruguay.
The country had withdrawn from the collegiate in January 2020, in the second year of Jair Bolsonaro’s (PL) government. At the time, the former president’s management stated that the bloc had few practical effects and that it was composed of dictatorships, such as Venezuela and Cuba.
Created in 2010, at the end of Lula’s second government, Celac is an international organization in which countries in the region articulate without the participation of the United States and Canada.
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